Sunday, April 22, 2012

Flower Shoppe Project

I am scheduled to attend a National Scrapbook Day Crop the theme is Paradise and we are supposed to wear vacation attire
I immediately thought I would wear my Hawaii dress with a flower lei from Hawaii
Then I thought I will make one, yeah I will make one with my cricut
here is what I came up with 

See my mess of beads and paper:)

Here is my tutorial on making your very own Hawaiian lei using Cricut and Flower shoppe Cartridge

1.gather your supplies

Flower shoppe cricut cartridge, mouse pad, bone folder, something with a blunt end I used a paint brush, paper piercer, wire, seed beads, cardstock colors of your choice

2. Cut the main flower (think of a real hawaiian lei I had one made with hibiscus)
3. now take your bone folder or embossing tool and crease the flower to the center on each petal

4. Once the flower is creased now turn it over and you will be embossing the opposite side(think of coloring in do not emboss over your creased lines just in between the lines (gives it a real life look) you may use an embossing tool or just something with a blunt end, I used a paint brush!

5. Now take that paint brush or embossing tool and roll the flower petals around the tool 

(see how it just came to life:), very neat I have found that stiff cardstock works the best)

6. now you will want to cut out the centers of the flowers I used white and yellow (dont have a picture of the actual center but of the cuts)

 7. now you are ready to string the made flowers on to a wire, I placed the seed beads in between each set of flowers to give that space so you could see the inside of the flowers
here is the final product again

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial come back to see the hair accessory I made to go with this lei

Happy Crafting

(this was not an original idea but I cannot remember where I saw it, saw it a while back and just thought I would attempt at making one)


Nadia ( said...

This is fantastic!!!! What a great idea. Love the colors.

OK - questions-- how long did you make it and how many flowers did you have to cut and at what size?

It turned out just darling!

Cupcake Stamper said...

I used flower shoppe cartridge
Made my flowers at 3 inches
40 flowers
Thanks for the sweet comment!

Nadia ( said...

Thanks for the info. I must have needed coffee when I left it-- the name of the cart is in the title and a picture is right there on the post! Sorry about that!

Well it is adorable. Just became a follower of your blog. Great projects!